Sonia Jaffe became a Researcher at Microsoft in 2018, after a postdoc at the Becker Friedman Institute and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. She is interested in a broad range of topics in applied theory. She has worked on projects in industrial organization, health economics, public finance, and matching theory. She took Price Theory as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago (BA 2008) and was a TA for the course when she visited Chicago a pre-doctoral scholar 2012-2013. She received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2015 and a BA in Economics, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 2008.


Robert Minton is currently a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard Business School. While still exploring his interests, he has previously undertaken projects in market design, game theory, and behavioral economics. He received a BA in Economics, with honors, and a B.S. in Mathematics with a Specialization in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2017.


The Wall Street Journal calls him "The economist who exposed Obamacare."

Ken Fallin artwork shown at wsj.com

Casey B. Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He has also served as Chief Economist of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Population Research Center.

Casey has received awards and fellowships from the Manhattan Institute, the National Science Foundation, Wolfram Research, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation. His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, Social Security, voting and the economics of aging.

Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom. Before Chicago Price Theory, he wrote Side Effects and Complications, The Redistribution Recession, and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. He has also written numerous opeds and blog entries for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, blogsupplyanddemand.com, and other blogs and periodicals.


Kevin M. Murphy is the George J. Stigler Distinguish Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He was selected as a MacArthur Fellow for "revealing economic forces shaping vital social phenomena such as wage inequality, unemployment, addiction, medical research, and economic growth." A fellow of the Econometric Society and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Murphy was a John Bates Clark Medalist in 1997.

Murphy is also the author of two books and many academic articles. His writing also has been published in numerous mainstream publications including the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal.

He received his PhD in 1986 from the University of Chicago after graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1981.